The Role of Colleges and Universities in Mitigating Climate Change

Environmental initiatives pioneered by colleges and universities serve as models for society at large. Colleges and universities are unique in their ability to bring the full array of disciplines to bear on the problem of climate change. Thus, higher education institutions have the responsibility to train students across the disciplines so that they may lead the way in developing solutions to this global challenge.

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French President sparks global response to “Make our Planet Great Again” after Trump abandons climate pact

Macron then spoke of national security implications posed by climate change. “If we do nothing, our children will know a world of migrations, of wars, of shortage. A dangerous world.”

He concluded his statement by spinning a familiar phrase to provide a united and global purpose. “We are fully committed, because wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility: Make our planet great again.”

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Drawdown- The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Edited by Paul Hawken

The book Drawdown is not geared towards economists, policy makers or scientists, but for all citizens of the world. No matter if you are a student, worker, business owner, farmer, or politician, you can approach this book, learn about the wide variety of solutions that are available to draw down greenhouse gases, and apply specific solutions in your life. What is your role in the process? Of course, the book is more of an introduction and overview. Nevertheless, it should also be part of a movement, according to Paul Hawken.

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Rachel Carson: A spark for the environmental justice movement

Throughout her life, Rachel Carson posed the following questions to the public: Do humans have the right to control nature? What right does the public have to know about environmental issues? This sort of forward thinking about the human perception of and interaction with the environment strongly influenced the ideology of the modern environmental movement such that people are demanding to know how the environment is degraded and by whom.

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